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  1. The 10 games that could derail College Football Playoff hopes

    Chris Low

    So you think you have the four College Football Playoff teams figured out already? Beware, because upsets happen and contenders come out of nowhere every year.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  2. What will ND's offense look like in 2014?

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, c...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. Title windows for top 16 contenders

    Travis Haney

    As a part of ESPN.com's college football mock playoff, I thought I would evaluate the current title windows for each of the 16 participants. In 2014, are the teams in their prime for title contention? Are their windows closing (they'd better win n...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  4. Teams whose odds could improve

    Travis Haney

    When's the last time you could actually get value on Alabama as a national title contender? Been a while, right? Creeping uncertainty after the Sugar Bowl and at the quarterback position makes the Tide, currently 6-1 to win the 2014 national title...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  5. College Football - Best early national title bets for the 2014 se...

    Will Harris

    Will Harris evaluates early college football national title bets, outlining the favorites, contenders and long shots.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  6. How top-five BCS teams compare to past champions - College Footba...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau uses similarity scores to compare the top five teams in the current BCS standings to past national title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  7. Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston, AJ McCarron up for O'Brien award

    David Ching

    Jameis Winston, Johnny Manziel and AJ McCarron -- all among the nation's top Heisman contenders -- were named on Monday as the three finalists for both the O'Brien and Maxwell (college player of the year) awards.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  8. Why Ohio State Buckeyes should not be overlooked as title contend...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner writes that despite Ohio State's fading in the national polls, the undefeated Buckeyes should not be overlooked as BCS title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  9. Stanford's loss, Auburn's miracle win clarify BCS picture only sl...

    Mark Schlabach

    Stanford was upset, but the rest of the BCS contenders is intact after a busy weekend.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2013
  10. Past proves that November isn't safe for college football contend...

    Chris Low

    Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher caution about what November holds after upsets in their past.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  11. Ohio State Buckeyes top list of teams likely to stay undefeated -...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau ranks college football's eight unbeaten teams according to the odds they will win the rest of their remaining regular-season games. Also, a look at win-out odds for one-loss teams.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  12. Missouri Tigers' chances to remain unbeaten, contend for title - ...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau evaluates the chances for Missouri to finish the regular season undefeated and compares the Tigers to past contenders to see whether they can sustain their surprising start to the 2013 season.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  13. Ranking the BCS contenders - College Football

    Brad Edwards

    Brad Edwards ranks the BCS contenders by which teams need the least help to reach the national title game, assuming they can win out.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  14. Which team is the nation's best heading into second half? - Colle...

    College Football Insiders

    Insider's panel of college football experts breaks down some of the biggest questions heading into the halfway point of the season, including which team is the best in the nation and which players could emerge as Heisman contenders in the second half.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  15. Ranking contenders with fewest flaws

    Travis Haney

    It's almost October, and there are still at least a half-dozen teams -- if not more -- that could make a solid claim that they deserve to be ranked No. 1. Why the lack of separation? Well, for the most part, it's because of the flaws each team has...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  16. Early concerns for title contenders

    Travis Haney

    It was just one week, and all but one of the following teams won their games, but a few potential concerns have surfaced for some SEC teams who came into the year as BCS championship contenders. It remains to be seen whether Alabama's and Georgia'...

    Blog | September 04, 2013